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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 18, 2013.
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Ex-ETA leader dies in France after stroke

BILBAO, Spain, April 2 (UPI) -- The former leader of the Basque terrorist group ETA has died in Paris after suffering a stroke while imprisoned, a support group announced over the weekend.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Spanish court upholds same-sex marriage

Spanish court upholds same-sex marriage

MADRID, July 5 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Court Thursday rejected an appeal against the Spanish law that allows same-sex marriage, a decision that upholds such unions as legal.

EIB, Spain ink interconnector finance deal

MADRID, June 20 (UPI) -- An effort to connect Spain's electricity grid with that of France was aided this week with $220 million in financing from the European Investment Bank.
Rajoy, Monti, press Europe for help

Rajoy, Monti, press Europe for help

MADRID, June 13 (UPI) -- Prime ministers in Spain and Italy defended their financial strategies Wednesday with each calling on Europe to do more to end the financial crisis.
Spanish bonds lose ground Monday

Spanish bonds lose ground Monday

MADRID, June 11 (UPI) -- Spanish bonds got more expensive for Madrid Monday after early optimism provided by a $125 billion international bank bailout faded.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 9, 2012.
By United Press International

EU leaders: Economic turmoil not over

BERLIN, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Europe faces more turmoil this year than last, with further painful belt-tightening that will test Europeans' resolve, European leaders warned their nations.

Spain PM: 'Difficult times,' 'no miracles'

MADRID, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Spain's new leader warned of "difficult times" ahead and "no miracles" after his conservative party swept to victory in an election forced by the debt crisis.

Debt-ridden Spain holds election

MADRID, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A federal election began Sunday in financially troubled Spain Sunday with wide anticipation the ruling Socialist party would fall to conservatives.
Spanish leader calls for early elections

Spanish leader calls for early elections

MADRID, July 30 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, bowing to pressure calling for his departure, has called for early elections to choose his successor.
Norway deaths prompt EU xenophobia warning

Norway deaths prompt EU xenophobia warning

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero urged for a European Union response to combat xenophobia in the wake of the killing spree in Norway.
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Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, president of Spain,, signs the anti- nuclear terrorist treaty which he will sign at the United Nations on September 14, 2005 in New York City. The "International Convention for the Supression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism" treaty is being signed by numerous heads of state during the 2005 World Summit at the UN. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spanish pronunciation:  ( listen); born 4 August 1960) is a Spanish politician and member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He was elected for terms as Prime Minister of Spain in the 2004 and 2008 general elections. On 2 April 2011 he announced he will not stand for re-election in 2012.

The main actions taken by the Zapatero administration include the withdrawal of Spanish troops from the Iraq war, which resulted in long term diplomatic tension with the George W. Bush administration; the increase of Spanish troops in Afghanistan; the idea of an Alliance of Civilizations, co-sponsored by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; the legalisation of same-sex marriage; reform of abortion law; a controversial attempt at peace negotiation with ETA (a proscribed terrorist organisation); the increase of tobacco restrictions; and the reform of various Autonomous statutes, particularly the Statute of Catalonia.

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was born in Valladolid, Castile and León to Juan Rodríguez y García-Lozano (b. 1928), a lawyer, and María de la Purificación Zapatero y Valero (Valladolid, 1927 - Madrid, 30 October 2000). He grew up in León, where his family originated.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero."
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